Bestselling Good Vibes, Good Life books
Wuthering Heights can be called a book of great passions. All feelings here are heated to the limit. If you love, you go mad with love. If you hate, you go mad in your anger. If revenge, then cold-blooded, calculating and without the right to forgiveness. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights on the list of the 100 best books of all time.
The Name of the Rose is a book with a mystery. In the early fourteenth century, shortly after Dante composed “The Divine Comedy”, in the heart of Europe, in a Benedictine monastery are found murdered. Blood pours, the spheres of heaven open. The succession of crimes reproduces not an English counting-book, but the proclamations of the Apocalypse. The detective, of course, is English. He resembles Sherlock Holmes, and his young apprentice resembles Dr. Watson. In the rigid construction of the detective is a place and the bright facts of the history of the Middle Ages, and roll call with the history of the twentieth century, and stories about religious conflicts and riots, and a touching tale of love, and a lot of new mysteries that we, the readers, hurry to solve, but the cunning author invariably beat us … Right up to the paradoxical and eerie ending.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Every year, seven thousand infants die for no apparent reason – they simply fall asleep and never wake up again….. Death in the crib syndrome? Or – Death by “lullaby”? To a lullaby that is said to be “sung to children in some ancient cultures in times of famine and drought. Or when a tribe grew so large that it could no longer feed itself on its land.” A lullaby sung to those maimed in battle and the terminally ill – anyone who would be better off dead. Quietly. Without pain. No agony… This is “Lullaby.”
The novel was published in 2002 after tragic events in the author’s life: his father and stepmother were murdered and burned, and Chuck Palanick took part in the trial, contributing to the death sentence of the murderer.
Erich Maria Remarque’s novel “Arc de Triomphe” entered the Publishers Weekly bestseller list in the United States in 1946.
The novel is set in Paris on the eve of World War II. The hero of the novel is a surgeon who saves lives, a refugee from Germany without documents, hiding from both the French and the Nazis. The heroine of the novel is an Italian actress surrounded by admirers, irresistible and indomitable like all artists. The time in which the lovers meet and the city, imbued with a sense of impending doom, also become the protagonists of this novel… This is a story of love against all odds, a love that hurts but also brings endless joy.
Taking up the novel, Ken Kesey wanted to tell the world about the ease and cynicism with which society rejects anyone who does not meet the conventional parameters: whether it is appearance or out-of-the-box thinking. The hero-narrator Bromden, nicknamed Chief (because his father was the last chief of his tribe), pretends to be infirm, deaf-mute, and feeble-minded in order to escape the cruelty and indifference of ordinary America within the walls of a mental hospital. The novel is set in a mental hospital and is narrated on behalf of the narrator, one of the patients. He pretends to be a deaf-mute, which allows him to be present as a silent observer of other people’s conversations…..
The search for treasure, the struggle with pirates, the mysteries of the desert island, guile, conspiracies, true friendship all this in the famous novel by R. L. Stevenson. Treasure Island novel is a lesson in bravery, resourcefulness, nobility and loyalty to friends. It is thanks to these qualities that the main character, young Jim Hawkins, and his comrades, were able to overcome all the dangers, coming out victorious from the fight with a gang of pirates, led by one-eyed John Silver. The exciting adventures of young Jim Hawkins and his faithful friends will not leave indifferent any of the readers.
The Lost World is a thrilling science fiction novel by English writer Arthur Conan Doyle. Ingenious and known for his eccentricity, Professor Challenger claims that while traveling through South America he discovered an area where prehistoric life forms still exist. The English scientific community decides to test the professor’s claim. Going on a research expedition, the main characters did not suspect that they would have to survive in the primitive jungle among the dinosaurs and even enter into battle with the distant ancestors of modern man. A masterpiece of adventure literature, on which more than one generation of young readers has grown up.
This is the story of the son of the owner of an Indian zoo, a boy named Pi. He learns the world, learns to defend his principles, seeks his own way to God, living according to the canons of three faiths, falls in love… But by the will of fate his family is forced to emigrate. Halfway between India and Canada, the ship is wrecked, and Pi is left in a dinghy with a Bengal tiger, hyena, zebra and orangutan. All around is a vast expanse of water, and ahead lies the unknown.
Fowles’ debut novel and first bestseller “The Collector” touches on the most important problems of existence – the essence of beauty and ugliness, the relationship between man and society, the Creator and creation. A young official who collects butterflies falls in love with a young beauty, who becomes the first specimen in his terrible new collection.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American writer, war correspondent, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Sun Also Rises one of Hemingway’s most famous novels, a kind of literary manifesto of the “lost generation” of the 20-ies of XX century, the generation that went through the war, lost its way, not finding a place in the new, peaceful life. “Fiesta” is an autobiographical novel. It is based on the writer’s fascination with bullfighting, friendship with a Spanish matador, experiences caused by the breakup with his wife. Almost all the characters in the novel are friends of Hemingway. The atmosphere of postwar Paris, the famous literary cafes that exist to this day, the Spanish bullfight, fishing, falling in love with a woman and the impossibility of being with her, jealousy, disappointment, an attempt to forget alcohol – all this is described in Hemingway’s peculiar “telegraphic” style, laconic and restrained. And yet readers are captivated and mesmerized by this story.
One of the most famous novels of world literature, its publication in 1891 caused a scandal in English society. Critics condemned it as an immoral work, but the novel was enthusiastically received by ordinary readers. It posed eternal questions of humanity – about the meaning of life, about responsibility for the deed, about the greatness of beauty, about the meaning of love and the destructive power of sin. This immortal work by Oscar Wilde has been screened more than 25 times.
After graduating from university, Andy, a provincial girl with dreams of becoming a journalist, gets a job as an assistant to the all-powerful Miranda Priestly, the oppressive editor of one of New York’s largest fashion magazines. Andi has always dreamed of such a job, but is this what a dream should look like?
The Hound of the Baskervilles is Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes novel. In the ancient aristocratic family of Baskerville, the legend of a ghostly monstrous dog that has haunted the family on the Grimpen marshes since ancient times has been passed down from generation to generation. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to Baskerville Manor to investigate the mysterious death of its owner, Sir Charles. It turns out that beneath the mystical shell lurks a cunning plan for a self-serving crime….
For the first time, Requiem for a Dream was published in 1978. The book tells the story of the fates of four New Yorkers who, unable to withstand the difference between dreams of an ideal life and the real world, seek solace in illusory ersatz substitutes. The main character of the novel, in the author’s mind, is Addiction, and the book itself is a manifesto of the triumph of Addiction over the human spirit. It is a requiem for all those who have betrayed life for a rainbow illusion and lost the Man in themselves. Requiem for a Dream was screened in 2001. The movie was nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
1984 is George Orwell’s iconic novel set in a totalitarian, bureaucratic state where propaganda and censorship are rampant and surveillance is 24/7, and where one man has decided to fight for the right to be an individual person. Oceania is a state with a brutal totalitarian system. The inhabitants are deprived of civil rights and individuality. Everyone in society is obliged to adhere to puritanical views, and all young people are encouraged to join the so-called Youth Anti-sex Union, where they are indoctrinated to abhor sex and love. Love is a crime and marriages are only for reproductive purposes. The party plans to eliminate this remnant of people’s privacy by developing a method of replacing people’s physical needs and switching to artificial insemination.
The novel “Norwegian Forest” brought the author worldwide fame. Subtle psychological nuances, music that fills the pages, eroticism – all this is in the novel, from which it is impossible to break away. The novel tells the story of complex human destinies in Japan in the second half of the XX century. The novel raises the issues of human sexuality and the losses associated with the inability to make the right choice. The main character and narrator, Tooru Watanabe, recalls his former days as a university student in Tokyo and his relationships with two different girls.
What is more important – love for a man or love for life? What is the force that makes us fight and keep going, even when it seems like all is lost? Scarlett will teach you how you can enjoy life. And the problems? We’ll think about them tomorrow. “Gone with the Wind” is one of those books that you come back to years later and once again feel the thrill of meeting…
Turbulent twenties of the last century …. A time of fancy parties, Prohibition and easy money…. These “new Americans” are sure that the prosperity will be eternal, that having reached the heights of power and wealth, they will find personal happiness … Such was Jay Gatsby, who became a victim of senseless pursuit of a captivating dream of true and eternal love, which was not destined to come true … Here is F. S. Fitzgerald’s most famous novel in a new translation!
The greatest American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms cemented Ernest Hemingway’s reputation as one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. Drawn largely from Hemingway’s own experiences, it is the story of a volunteer ambulance driver wounded on the Italian front, the beautiful British nurse with whom he falls in love, and their journey to find some small sanctuary in a world gone mad with war. By turns beautiful and tragic, tender and harshly realistic, A Farewell to Arms is one of the supreme literary achievements of our time.